Workshops

Workshops

Letter Carving in Stone, 8th-9th August 2020.


Location: Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex. CM20 2HP.

Course fee: £170 - maximum of six people.

Course aim:

The course will offer an introduction to drawn lettering and the basic techniques of letter carving in stone and is suitable for beginners and for anyone with some experience.

By the end of the weekend you will have drawn and carved a three or four letter word.

I will supply a wide range of sources of lettering to provide inspiration.

Tools and stone are supplied, please email me for full details and to book your place. 

WHY CHOOSE ME?

My workshops are small and friendly with no more than six students on any course, meaning that you will receive plenty of one to onetutiton. I have many years of teaching experience and hold a a level 4 PTTLS teaching qualification, so you will receive high quality guidance. I have many examples of lettering in my library to inspire you and much experience of lettering that I can pass on.

MY HISTORY


University of Roehampton

2006-07: studied calligraphy and bookbinding.


Tom Perkins

2007-08: trained with the letter carver Tom Perkins in letter carving and letter drawing.


MY VISION


I want to make letter carving more widely known about so that our environments can be enhanced with better quality lettering.


I have been fortunate to have received many hours of training from some of the countries finest calligraphers and letter carvers. I feel that I have a responsibiity to be able to pass on my skills, experience and knowledge so that others can benefit from the joy of this wonderful craft and art form.

CONTACT DETAILS

The Forge, Hertford Road, Digswell, Herts. AL6 OBU; or 

29 Honeysuckle Close, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. CM23 4RL.

simonlangs@hotmail.co.uk

07701 027 042

LATEST NEWS


January 2020:

I will soon be beginning carving the oak obelsik that will be situated in the St Michaels Hurst development in Bishop's Stortford.


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Welwyn Garden City, the sculptor Ben Twiston-Davies is casting 7ft tall a bronze statue of Ebenzer Howard. I have been asked to design and carve an inscription around the base of the statue. Work has begun on the design; watch this space for updates on my progress!

EVENTS


I will be attending the following events, demonstrating letter carving and selling my work:

7th-10th May 2020: Living Crafts, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

6th 7th June 2020: Open Studios, The Forge, Digswell Arts, Digswell, Hertfordshire.

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